Join Our Funding Focused Webinar with the Youth Endowment Fund

Join us and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) on a webinar on the 14th April at 12pm as they discuss their latest diversion grant round. The new grant round, named Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System, will open for applications on 19th April 2021 and will look to answer the question ‘Which diversion

Drug gangs use social media to groom young people in county towns

New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for

New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment

New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment National Youth Agency and Youth Employment UK Young people who face the biggest barriers to work risk falling between the cracks, without a job or training and with little support.  In a new report, ‘Outside, Looking In’, the National Youth Agency (NYA) and Youth Employment UK

Join us at MOMENTUM: The Youth Sector, Racial Equity & Recruitment Conference

In partnership with the National Youth Agency let’s explore how we maintain momentum in the youth sector around racial justice How does the youth sector ensure we continue the conversation and more importantly actions needed to maintain momentum around racial equity? Equal Equity is an NYA programme led by Ray Douglas and Milka Fisiha. The

NYA Launches Additional Bursary Fund

Following the success of the Bursary Fund launched by the NYA in November 2019, which offered 450 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 220 bursaries are now available.  The bursaries will widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3.  NYA

NYA in Conversation with Baroness Barran

We were delighted to welcome Baroness Diana Barran, Minister for Civil Society to a live Q&A session hosted with Equal Equity.  Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and a special thank you to the fantastic panellists who joined us during the session.  If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it on

Treasury rapid review of government youth policies

Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on

Youth Workers Recognised as Key Workers

NYA would like to thank DCMS whom we have worked with to ensure that youth workers are recognised as key workers. We’ve added a formal letter signed by Leigh and Diana Barran below for you to download. Find out more information on our Guidance page     To find out more about our Bursary programme

Our Workforce Reflections from 2020

 The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership

The Back Youth Alliance joint statement on the 2020 Spending Review

“Youth work transforms young people’s lives. The Covid-19 Support Fund provides a short-term fix ensuring the youth sector can continue to operate, however the sector vitally needs the delayed £500m Youth Investment Fund to innovate and grow the capacity of the youth sector to support young people.” Leigh Middleton, NYA Chief Executive The Back Youth